No-Bake Apricot Cashew Energy Bars

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Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time1 hour
Total time1 hour, 15 minutes


Slice these energy-packed snacks into bite-sized cubes instead of bars, and package in individual reusable snack bags for a mid-afternoon pickme-up. Substitute dried figs, dates or cherries for the apricots if you prefer.


1 1/2 cup
apricots, dried (chopped)
1/2 cup
1/2 cup
1/2 cup
cashew butter
1/2 cup
peanut butter
1 cup
coconut flakes
1/3 cup
hemp seeds (shelled)
1/3 cup
chia seeds
3 tablespoons
cacao powder
1 tablespoon
maca powder


Place the apricots, cashews, almonds and cashew butter in a food processor and mix until the apricots are finely chopped and the ingredients have come together. The mixture will still be coarse.

Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Stir until the mixture takes on the consistency of a very thick dough. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and press mixture firmly into the bottom of the pan. Chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour, then check to make sure it has set. When set, turn the mixture out onto a cutting board and slice into 14 pieces. Keeps refrigerated up to 5 days.


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